Bachelor of Civil Engineering

The Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) is offered either on a full-time or part-time basis. The full-time programme is the main programme, offered by the School of Civil Engineering while the part-time programme is offered by the School of Professional and Continuing Education (SPACE). The full-time programme is offered only at the UTM Main Campus in Skudai while the part-time programme is offered at various centres throughout Malaysia. The duration of study for the full-time programme is subjected to the student’s entry qualifications and lasts between four (4) years to a maximum of six (6) years. Further information on the part-time programme is available at http://web.utm.my/space.

The School of Civil Engineering offers a full-time 4-year undergraduate programme leading to the award of BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (CIVIL) degree. The curriculum has been developed with the following aspirations;

1.   To enhance the quality of learning and teaching in the academic environment;
2.   To disseminate engineering sciences which focused on quantitative, problem solving, design and engineering practice
3.   To incorporate the generic skills which include communication skill, leadership, social and environmental responsibilities awareness.
4.   To embed research attributes in courses

The curriculum provides competence graduates that satisfy the needs of industry. The effectiveness and quality of the curriculum is enhanced with proper assessment techniques on every course. The curricular approach, the educational content and the teaching-learning and assessment methods are appropriate, consistent with, and support the attainment to achieve the Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO), as described in the Section 3 and the preceding paragraphs.

Career prospects : Graduates of the programme can be employed as Project Engineers, Construction Engineers, Hydraulic Engineers, Environmental Engineers, Highway and Transport Engineers, Geotechnical Engineers, Site Engineers, Design Engineers and Structural Engineers.

Career as a civil engineer spans across a multitude of disciplines compared to other engineering fields. The services and expertise of a civil engineer are required when constructing amenities for the well-being of mankind as well as the preservation and rehabilitation of the environment. Amongst the major duties of a civil engineer include studying, planning, analysing, designing, constructing and maintaining infrastructure systems and buildings. Infrastructure systems can be defined to include roads and highways, airports, ports, bridges, traffic management, water supply, water treatment and sewerage, water resources management such as irrigation, drainage and the construction of dams. Meanwhile, building constructions encompass housing projects, skyscrapers and mega-buildings, off-shore structures and other systems utilised by mankind. Civil engineers are needed in virtually all public sectors that are involved with construction projects and maintenance of the aforementioned systems. As for the private sector, career opportunities for a civil engineer are aplenty. Civil engineering and project management firms, architects and contractors are among the many examples where the services of civil engineers are needed.

Many civil engineering graduates from UTM manage to secure positions in their final semester of studies. The record shows that, 85% of UTM’s civil engineering graduates are offered jobs within six months after the completion of their studies while the rest, within a year.

In the future, a civil engineer would have a bright prospect in tandem with the nation’s rapid development. In 2007, the construction industry provided more than 800,000 job opportunities in civil engineering. In order to achieve the nation’s aspirations in becoming a developed country, more civil engineers are needed to spearhead the nation’s construction industry.

The entry requirements is depend on Malaysian and International student applicants. For

  1. Malaysian student applicant, please refer to https://admission.utm.my/entry-requirements-ug-malaysian/
  2. International student applicant, please refer to https://admission.utm.my/entry-requirements-ug-international/

 

YEAR 1 : SEMESTER 1

Code

Course

Credit

Pre-requisite

SEAA 1011

Introduction to Civil Engineering

1

 

SEAA 1213

Engineering Mechanics

3

 

SEAA 1513

Fluid Mechanics

3

 

SSCE 1693

Engineering Mathematics I

3

 

UHMT 1012

Graduate Success Attributes

2

 

ULEA 1112

Academic English Skills

2

 

UHMS 1182

Appreciation of Ethics and Civilisations

(For Local Students Only)

2

 

UHAK 1022

Malaysian Studies 3

(For International Students Only)

 

UKQ# 2##2

Co-Curriculum & Service Learning

2

 

TOTAL CREDIT

18

 

CUMULATIVE CREDITS

18

 

 

YEAR 1 : SEMESTER 2

Code

Course

Credit

Pre-requisite

SEAA 1023

Engineering Surveying

3

 

SEAA 1422

Engineering Drawing

2

 

SEAA 1713

Soil Mechanics

3

 

SSCE 1793

Differential Equations

3

 

SSCE 1993

Engineering Mathematics II

3

 

UBSS 1032

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

2

 

UHIS 1022

Philosophy and Current Issues

(For Local Students Only)

 

2

 

ULAM 1012

Malay Language Communication 2

(For International Students Only)

 

 

TOTAL CREDIT

18

 

 

CUMULATIVE CREDITS

36

 

 

YEAR 1 : (SHORT SEMESTER)

Code

Course

Credit

Pre-requisite

SEAA 1031

Surveying Camp

1

SEAA 1023

TOTAL CREDIT

1

 

CUMULATIVE CREDITS

37

 

 

YEAR 2 : SEMESTER 1

Code

Course

Credit

Pre-requisite

SEAA 2012

Civil Engineering Laboratory 1

2

 

SEAA 2032

Mechanical and Electrical Systems

2

 

SEAA 2513

Hydraulics

3

 

SEAA 2722

Geotechnics 1

2

SEAA 1713

SEAA 2832

Highway Engineering

2

SEAA 1713

SEAA 2912

Water Treatment

2

 

SSCE 2393

Numerical Methods

3

 

ULAE 2122

Advanced Academic English Skills

2

 

TOTAL CREDIT

18

 

CUMULATIVE CREDITS

55

 

YEAR 2 : SEMESTER 2

Code

Course

Credit

Pre-requisite

SEAA 2112

Civil Engineering Materials

2

 

SEAA 2223

Mechanics of Materials and Structures

3

SEAA 1213

SEAA 2413

Computer Programming

3

 

SEAA 2712

Engineering Geology and Rock Mechanics

2

SEAA 1713

SEAA 2922

Wastewater Engineering

2

 

SSCE 2193

Engineering Statics

3

 

UICL 2302

The Thought of Science and Technology

2

 

TOTAL CREDIT

17

 

CUMULATIVE CREDITS

72

 

 

YEAR 3 : SEMESTER 1

Code

Course

Credit

Pre-requisite

SEAA 3123

Construction Technology, Contract & Estimating

3

 

SEAA 3243

Theory of Structures

3

SEAA 2223

SEAA 3313

Reinforced Concrete Design 1

3

SEAA 2223

SEAA 3412

Building Information Modelling and Data Management

2

SEAA 1422

SEAA 3712

Geotechnics

2

SEAA 2722

ULAX 1122

Elective of Foreign Language

2

 

UKQT 3001

Extracurricular Experiental Learning (EXCEL)

1

 

TOTAL CREDIT

16

 

CUMULATIVE CREDITS

88

 

 

YEAR 3 : SEMESTER 2

Code

Course

Credit

Pre-requisite

SEAA 3012

Civil Engineering Laboratory 2

2

 

SEAA 3022

Integrated Design Project 1

2

All SEAA Year 1 and Year 2 courses

SEAA 3323

Structural Steel & Timber Design

3

SEAA 3243

SEAA 3613

Hydrology and Water Resources

3

SEAA 1513

SEAA 3842

Traffic Engineering

2

 

SEAA 3913

Environmental Management

3

 

ULAE 3132

English for Professional Purpose

2

 

TOTAL CREDIT

17

 

CUMULATIVE CREDITS

105

 

 

YEAR 3 : (SHORT SEMESTER)

Code

Course

Credit

Pre-requisite

SEAA 3045

Industrial Training

5

All Basic Civil Engineering Core Courses

TOTAL CREDIT

5

 

CUMULATIVE CREDITS

110

 

  

YEAR 4 : SEMESTER 1

Code

Course

Credit

Pre-requisite

SEAA 4021

Civil Engineering Seminar

1

 

SEAA 4022

Research Methodology and Pre-Project

2

 

SEAA 4032

Integrated Design Project 2

2

SEAA 3022

SEAA 4333

Reinforced Concrete Design 2

3

SEAA 3353

SEAA 4##3

Elective 1

3

 

SEAA 4##3

Elective 2

3

 

TOTAL CREDIT

14

 

CUMULATIVE CREDITS

124

 

  

YEAR 4 : SEMESTER 2

Code

Course

Credit

Pre-requisite

SEAA 4034

Final Year Project

4

SEAA 4022

SEAA 4113

Constructions & Project Management

3

 

SEAA 4223

Structural Analysis

3

SEAA 3243

SEAA 4##3

Elective 3

3

 

TOTAL CREDIT

13

 

CUMULATIVE CREDITS

137

 

  

Professional Skills Certificate

Code

Course

TECS 1001

Oral Interaction

TECS 1002

Writing

GLL 1001

How to Get Yourself Employed

GLL 1029

ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System Requirements (ISO)

GLL 1040

Occupational Safety, Health & Environment (OSHA)

GLL 1041

How to Manage Personal Finance

 

After having completed the programme, graduates should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

Code Programme Learning Outcomes
PLO1

Engineering Knowledge

Ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, civil engineering fundamentals and other relevant field of studies to solve complex engineering problems.

PLO2

Problem Analysis

Ability to identify, formulate, research literature and analyze complex engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions using first principles of mathematics, natural sciences and engineering sciences.

PLO3

Design/Development of Solutions

Ability to design or develop solutions for complex engineering problems and design systems, components or processes that meet specified needs with appropriate consideration for public health and safety, cultural, societal and environmental considerations.

PLO4

Investigation

Ability to conduct investigations into complex problem using research based knowledge and research methods including design of experiments, analysis and interpretation of data, and synthesis of information to provide valid conclusions.

PLO5

Modern Tool Usage

Ability to create, select and apply appropriate techniques, resources, and modern engineering and IT tools, including prediction and modelling, to complex engineering activities, with an understanding of the limitations.

PLO6

The Engineering and Society

Ability to provide contextual reasoning to assess societal, health, safety, legal and cultural issues and the consequent responsibilities relevant to professional engineering practice.

PLO7

Environment and Sustainability

Ability to understand the impact of professional engineering solutions in societal and environmental contexts and demonstrate knowledge of and need for sustainable development.

PLO8

Ethics

Ability to uphold the ethic of engineering practice.

PLO9

Individual and Team Work

Ability to function effectively as an individual, and as a member or leader in diverse teams and in multi-disciplinary settings.

PLO10

Communication

Ability to communicate effectively with confidence, including able to write and make convincing presentation on complex engineering problem.

PLO11

Project Management and Finance

Ability to demonstrate understanding of project and financial management, and possess entrepreneurial skill to create business opportunity.

PLO12

Life Long Learning

Ability to continuously seek and acquire contemporary technology changes.

 

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

After having exposed to 3 to 5 years working experience, our graduates should become professionals who demonstrate the following competencies:

 

Code

Intended Educational Objectives

PEO1

Competent, innovative and entrepreneurial in acquiring and applying knowledge towards solving civil Engineering problems.

PEO2

Possess leadership qualities, able to work, manage in diverse teams and serve the society in multi-disciplinary environment.

PEO3

Professionalism and uphold ethical values with emphasis on sustainable environment.

PEO4

Communicate effectively, possess strong self-confidence and recognize the need for life-long learning.

 

For further enquiries please contact:

Associate Professor Dr. Suhaimi Abu Bakar
Associate Chair (Academic)
Office: +607-5531507
Email: suhaimibakar@utm.my

COURSE COORDINATORS

Industrial Training – Ir. Mohamad Salleh Yaasin

Civil Engineering Seminar – Ir Dr Mohamad Hidayat Bin Jamal

Research Methodology and Final Year Project – Dr Mohd Riza Bin Mohd Haniffah

Laboratory courses – Dr Siti Norafida Jusoh & Dr Khairun Nissa Binti Mat Said

Integrated Design Project – Ir. Azhar Ahmad

Civil Engineering Exit Test (CEET) – Dr Erwan Hafizi Bin Kasiman

Surveying Camp – Dr Radzuan Sa’ari